“A unique and eccentric talent…”
— Mark Del - NUSIC New Music Podcast
Matt Blick is singer/songwriter & musical educator from Nottingham, UK.
In 2013 he released Let’s Build An Airport and followed it up with Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky in 2016 and Fifty Five Stories Down in 2019.
He was named on of the top 10 songwriting resources to follow on Twitter by CD Baby and he’s been blogging his way through the entire Beatles back catalogue since 2009 at Beatles Songwriting Academy.
I'm teaching guitar in Nottingham schools and privately.
I’m mentoring singer/songwriters in the Nottinghamshire area online.
I'm researching a book about the songwriting partnership of Lennon and McCartney.
I'm very happy to report (thanks to our wonderful NHS) that I'm double vaxed and just celebrated my 28th wedding anniversary.
I'm trying to recover all the fitness I lost in the first two lockdowns and hope to run some kind of trail race in 2021. Sadly I have had to defer my entry for Lakes in a Day to 2022.
Books – Northern Songs (Brian Southall), Tune In: Extended Edition Vol. 1 (Mark Lewisohn). Rereading The Crossing (Cormac McCarthy) for the 3rd time.
Music – War and Peace (Edwin Starr) You Need Feet (Bernard Bresslaw), My Own Version of You (Bob Dylan), Nik Kershaw (Oxymoron), RTJ4 (Run The Jewels).
Film – Black Widow
TV - We Are Lady Parts (E4)
[Updated 18 Jul 2021]
Who Am I Really?
Matt Blick is a soup farmer, renegade mathematician, rickshaw driver, submariner, performance dentist, seal trainer, kosher hairdresser and northern ninja.
He has previously worked as a crash test dummy, stunt double on Finding Nemo, choreographer for Ladyboys Of Bangkok On Ice, script editor for WWE Friday Night Smackdown and PA to Bono’s personal chef’s tour bus driver’s flat mate’s ex-girlfriend.
He is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, the 5th Wiggle and Britain’s third largest importer of bananas. He is the first person to have read the entire internet and the second person to impale Lee Marvin with a pitchfork.
He invented pepperoni and teflon and is responsible for supplying over half of the UK’s gravity. He is the owner of George Washington’s false teeth and plays Lucas "Crash" Wilson in the New Line Cinema biopic “I Am So Sad, I Am So Very, Very Sad”.
He is his own worst enemy, a law unto himself, the king of pop, a bridge too far, Carphone Warehouse’s secret weapon and Clint Eastwood’s biggest regret.
His one remaining ambition is to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.